Playoff Push: Yankees fall to 3 games back of Rays

 

The Yankees suffered a tough loss to the Orioles last night, as Chris Tillman dominated the Yanks. With the Rays having an off day, the Yanks dropped a .5 game and are now 3 games back of the Rays, who start a 3 game series at home with the Red Sox tonight. Here are how the teams in contention fared yesterday:

Rangers: 1-0 loss vs Pirates. Gerrit Cole pitches 7 scoreless innings with 9 strikeouts.

Rays: OFF

Orioles: 4-2 win vs Yankees. Chris Tillman shuts down Yankees.

Indians: 4-3 win vs Royals. Ubaldo Jimenez strikes out 10 in 7 innings.

Yankees: 4-2 loss vs Orioles. CC Sabathia goes 7.1, but not enough for Yanks.

Royals: 4-3 loss vs Indians. Ervin Santana done in by 3 solo home runs.

 

Wild Card Standings

WC 1 Rangers 81-62 —

WC 2 Rays 76-64 —

3 Orioles 77-66 1.5 GB

3 Indians 77-66 1.5 GB

5 Yankees 76-68 3 GB

6 Royals 75-69 4 GB

 

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Matthew Golda

I am a recent graduate of Stony Brook University, who happens to be a die-hard fan of the Yankees. Ever since I was a little boy, the New York Yankees have always been a passion of mine and that passion has only grown. Twitter handle: @mgolda1216